Latest Crane Surveyshows London office constructionup 24%

  • 20 May 2015

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Interview at Clerkenwell Design Week

As the latest Crane Surveyfrom Deloitteshows London office constructionis up 24%in the past 6 months, I will be visiting Clerkenwell Design Week in the City for Buildingtalks first online interview, live via Periscope.

We will exploring the impact that the Millennial Generation is having on interior office design, not least the demand for cafŽ culture type space for collaboration.

I will be at THE VAULT showroom, 8 St Johns Lane, London, EC1M 4BF to interview interior designer Gary Wheeler.

If you follow @Buildingtalk via Twitter will get an invite on Thursday lunchtime, 21st May to watch live on iPhone or iPad via the new Periscope technology.

You can comment live during the interview but do keep it clean or I will be in trouble.

Vision London

I will also be at Vision London at Olympia, London 2 – 3 June.

This an interesting exhibition plus a great opportunity to listen to key architects andamp; industry leaders speaking on latest trends andamp; innovations.

Two new architectural events were also announced for Vision London: the RIAI London Forum exhibition and the 2015 European Copper In Architecture Awards

UK Construction Week

Detailed seminar programme for the Surface andamp; Material show has been announced for UK Construction Week between 6-11 October.

Video of the Week

In our video of the week we have Lisa Benbow from Carillion talking to Vision London about how the construction industry can add social value.

Economic News

  • Latest Crane Survey from Deloitte

    Latest Crane Surveyfrom Deloitteshows London office constructionis up 24% in 6 months

  • Construction repair andamp; maintenance drives building sector up by 3.9% in March – better than Reuters prediction
  • Construction industry investigates skills card fraud
  • HS2 costs increasing – Sir David Higgins, the chairman of HS2, says that the UKs lack of experience in building new railway lines was contributing towards the high construction costs of HS2 – the project is set to cost andpound;90 million per kilometre, compared to the andpound;23.3 million per kilometre cost of the HS1 link from the Channel Tunnel to London
  • JCB profits up but JCB boss says UK OK to leave EU
  • Lots of job vacancies – record 733k for Feb-Apr – best this century – and up 95k
  • Graphs of record growth in building contractors output, construction products sales and in job vacancies

Debate about the EU

Finally, with the election over, the focus shifts to the debate about the EU. The boss of JCB says it will be good for the UK leave EU – but what do you think? Comments please for a Buildingtalk Hot Topic feature on the issue next week.

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